Thursday, July 05, 2007

It was worth it

I started reading Blackcollar: The Judas Solution last night before bed.

I don't recommend this as bedtime reading; I was up until 4 AM finishing it. I do recommend it highly otherwise. I was a little afraid that it wouldn't be up to my memories of the first two Blackcollar books but Zahn delivered.

If you're new to the Blackcollar books, the first two were reissued in one volume simply as Blackcollar shortly before The Judas Solution. (This is a little confusing since Blackcollar was also the title of the first book in the trilogy alone.) Both are now available as inexpensive used hardcover on Amazon.

One downside: the cover artwork of the new books appears to be done by an artist who never read a description of what he was supposed to be illustrating. And trying to do "action shots" was just a bad idea; I prefer the original covers. Oh well.

1 comment:

Grant Ellis said...

So true. It's supposed to look like a rubbery bulldog, not Furry Catman.